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Extend the PA Voting Period?

A Whitehall man's letter is published regionally.

 resident Mitch Bjerke has written a letter that has landed in the pages of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"I resent the voter ID requirement," Bjerke writes in his Sept. 10 letter, "because it essentially accuses voters of voting fraud when election history points to fraud or suspected fraud rarely being committed by common voters but rather by those in control of the system (such as with electronic voting machines). The voters are not the threat. The threat is the system."

Bjerke continues by suggesting a weeklong voting period to cut down on voting fraud.

"This (full week of voting) would be an historic improvement to today's iron-fisted, controlled and narrow window that allows voting on only one quickie 13-hour day during the work week. In this environment, with more time to check, maybe a might make more sense."

Read Bjerke's full letter here.

Thoughts on Bjerke's suggestion?

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Jon Wain September 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM
He should be more upset that the candidate who wins the popular vote doesn't always win the election,
cc September 13, 2012 at 03:59 AM
I am so for showing voters ID. How many times was Acorn found guilty in many different states for signing one person up 20 times to vote in different areas so that they could vote for who is in office now. I bet things would of been different if we had voters ID in all 50 states in the last election.
NE12Ukid September 13, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Yes, "what about ACORN, the subject of the first expose by O’Keefe, the New Jersey conservative agitator who brings his hidden cameras into various locations? Wasn’t ACORN guilty of voter fraud? No, it was the victim of registration fraud. Some of its workers – paid piecework for helping register voters – padded their pay by filling out forms for Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. ACORN paid the workers, discovered the fraud, and alerted local election officials. But Mickey and Donald never tried to vote." http://vtdigger.org/2012/03/18/margolis-voter-fraud-claims-wildly-overblown/ Voter Fraud Hypocrisy http://www.mediaite.com/tv/acorn-holed-chris-hayes-calls-out-newt-gingrichs-voter-fraud-hypocrisy/ Report Finds ACORN Did Not Support Voter Fraud; O'Keefe Is the Real Criminal http://archive.truthout.org/report-finds-acorn-did-not-support-voter-fraud-okeefe-is-real-criminal60494
cc September 13, 2012 at 05:02 PM
"Democrats are split on how to deal with Acorn, the liberal "community organizing" group that deployed thousands of get-out-the-vote workers last election. State and city Democratic officials -- who've been contending with its many scandals -- are moving against it. Washington Democrats are still sweeping Acorn abuses under a rug." http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124182750646102435.html On Monday, Nevada officials charged Acorn, its regional director and its Las Vegas field director with submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registration forms last year. Larry Lomax, the registrar of voters in Las Vegas, says he believes 48% of Acorn's forms "are clearly fraudulent." On Thursday, prosecutors in Pittsburgh, Pa., also charged seven Acorn employees with filing hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations before last year's general election.
cc September 13, 2012 at 05:09 PM
"After confessing to what appears to constitute voter fraud, high-level Democratic Party insider Andrea “Andi” Pringle has abruptly quit her post as senior aide to Washington, D.C., mayor Vincent Gray. The resignation comes as several U.S. states initiate a crackdown on voter fraud. It also comes weeks after it was reported that Lessadolla Sowers, a member of the executive board of the Tunica County, Miss., NAACP, was sentenced to five years in prison for voting 10 times in the name of other people." http://www.wnd.com/2011/09/344577/ 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR VOTING 10 TIMES WITH OTHER PEOPLES NAMES
cc September 13, 2012 at 05:14 PM
18 Former ACORN Workers Have Been Convicted or Admitted Guilt in Election Fraud Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/26/acorn-workers-convicted-admitted-guilt-election-fraud/#ixzz26N3Vugu6

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